Advanced quantum mechanics

7.5 credits

In this course we present some advanced topics in quantum mechanics, whose foundations were set in the course 4FY819 Quantum Mechanics II. Course content typically includes path integrals, an introduction to the formal scattering theory and relativistic wave equations, with additional input and variation from year to year. The student final project, which is part of the student evaluation, aims at applying some of the course content to research problems of present interest in modern condensed matter physics and quantum field theory.


The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.

The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.

In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.